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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 217 ART AROUND THE WORLD

“Tiger and Magpie” Paintings

NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS FROM KOREA

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Almost every culture—through art, music, or myth—gives certain animals human-like characteristics and abilities. In the South Korean folk art paintings called minhwa, popular during the Chosun period (1392–1910), the images of the tiger and the magpie contain many powerful and protective qualities. These two animals are often paired in paintings, as the magpie is a bringer of joy and good tidings, and the tiger is a powerful symbol used to repel ...

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